Logan Storley (Photo/Bellator)
Logan Storley, four-time NCAA All-American wrestler at University of Minnesota and emerging mixed martial arts fighter, has been added to the card at Bellator 186 to be held at Bryce Jordan Arena on the campus of Penn State on Friday, Nov. 3.
Storley posted this message on Facebook Wednesday:
"November 3rd I add another name to the list"
The 25-year-old former Golden Gopher mat star -- who is now 6-0 in his pro MMA career -- will be facing Matt Secor, 31, who brings a 9-4 record (including a 2-2 mark in Bellator) and a Brazilian jiu-jitsu background to his bout with Storley. In his most recent fight, Secor submitted T.J. Sumler in the first round at Bellator 182 in August. In fact, Secor has secured eight of his nine victories via submission.
Storley was a six-time South Dakota state wrestling champ at Webster High School, alma mater to fellow University of Minnesota All-American (and former MMA champ) Brock Lesnar. Storley headed east to Minnesota, where he compiled a 119-27 overall record and became only the tenth Golden Gopher to earn All-American honors four times. While in school, Storley had three amateur MMA bouts ... then turned pro after graduation. In all but one of his six victories, Storley scored a first-round TKO.
The Storley-Secor three-round welterweight (170-pound) bout joins a card which features two other former college wrestling greats, Ed Ruth and Phil Davis, both from Penn State. Ruth, Penn State's only three-time NCAA champ, will go up against Chris Dempsey in a middleweight (185-pound) bout ... while 2009 NCAA titlewinner Phil Davis will face Leonardo Leite in a light-heavyweight (205-pound) fight. Dempsey was a NCAA All-American wrestler at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown; Leite's area of expertise is judo.
Bellator 186's top-of-the-card bout will feature Ryan Bader defending his title against Linton Vassell. A second title fight will feature Ilima MacFarlane taking on Emily Ducote in a rematch for the vacant women's flyweight title. Here's the entire Bellator 186 card:
Tickets for Bellator 186 are on sale now at the Bryce Jordan Arena and website.